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ERIC Number: EJ799116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
STTEPping in the Right Direction? Western Classical Music in an Orchestral Programme for Disadvantaged African Youth
van Niekerk, Caroline; Salminen, Sanna
Intercultural Education, v19 n3 p191-202 Jun 2008
This article looks at STTEP, an outreach project currently housed at the University of Pretoria, which concentrates on the teaching of western orchestral instruments, plus background areas such as music theory, to disadvantaged children and youth from a variety of townships around Pretoria, South Africa. STTEP's direction can well be described as "right"--pupils are already surrounded by all kinds of global phenomena, and their formal music studies in western classical music are not making them forget their roots. In fact, the contrary has been found to be the case and some interesting cultural fusions are already seen--always a sign of a living culture. (Contains 1 figure and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa